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A Hair Loss Epidemic Affects All Female Bears at a Leipzig Zoo

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Nov 10, 2009 • References: dailymail and geekologie
A zoo in Leipzig has the dubious distinction of being known for its hairless bears. All the female bears at the zoo, including Dolores-the bear pictured above, are suffering from an unknown medical condition that has caused the South American creatures to loose their normally lustrous, furry coats.

The hairless bears normally have thick, fluffy, dark brown fur. Along with being bald the bears also suffer from nasty rashes and skin inflammations. These hairless bears are definitely encouraging those who believe that keeping animals penned is a crime against nature.